Editor's Blog

Sarah, our editor, loves to give her take on how smart cities are evolving. Her weekly blog gives a small insight into her thinking on each weeks news that comes across her desk.

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Featured Stories

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Advertising in smart cities throws up a lot of questions. Now’s a good time to talk about them.

Smart cities: What’s in a name?

Smart cities: What’s in a name?

Is the term ‘smart cities’ helpful, or could it be potentially damaging? What terminology should we use and how much does it matter?

Blockchain: Hurry up and wait

Blockchain: Hurry up and wait

Despite the huge amount of hype surrounding blockchain, new research from Gartner bursts the bubble somewhat and finds that very, very few organisations are actually implementing the technology yet.

Smart places must go beyond cities

Smart places must go beyond cities

Many towns and smaller cities are down on their luck. Will technology help them get back up or see them falling further behind? Sarah Wray takes a look

Smart cities: Reality check

Smart cities: Reality check

There are some big ideas in smart cities, but are we making enough progress on the fundamentals?

We need to talk about smart cities

We need to talk about smart cities

If we don’t tell the smart city story better, we are set to see a backlash and technology’s benefits may not be realised at all, says SmartCitiesWorld editor, Sarah Wray.

The winds of change

The winds of change

The UK is the windiest country in Europe. It’s been a leader in offshore wind power since 2008, with more installed capacity than any other nation

Low emissions delivery

Low emissions delivery

White van man is going green and here’s how

The Sun King

The Sun King

Renewable energy takes centre stage in Al Gore’s latest documentary

It takes two!

It takes two!

MyBit allows individuals to use crowdfunding to generate revenue from machines or ‘IoT assets’